November 21, 2022, 9 PM SGT
Khalifa International Stadium
There is little doubt that England's recent success in big tournaments has given its fans renewed hope that their team is on the cusp of winning a championship for the first time since 1966. Only minutes separated England from the World Cup final 4 years ago, but a late Croatian comeback sent the Three Lions home.
England made history by reaching the final of the European Championships last year, but they ultimately lost in overtime to Italy on penalties. Naturally, many have been wondering whether is this the point at which they decide to take it further.
They breezed through qualification, finishing 6 points ahead of Poland in second, and they'll be pleased with the group they were assigned to and should feel confident about winning it.
Though they had a great season overall in 2017, most of their matches took place at home, in which they have historically been strong. Will Qatar deliver the very same letdown they have been facing for over 50 years?
Group B - 21 Nov - 21:00
Khalifa International Stadium - Doha, Qatar
England - (-1,-1.5) 1.81
Iran - (+1,1.5) 2.01
Group B - 26 Nov - 01:30
Al Bayt Stadium - Al Khor, Qatar
England - (0,-0.5) 1.57
USA - (0,+0.5) 2.42
Group B - 30 Nov - 01:30
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium - Umm Al Afaei, Al Rayyan
Key Player: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Kane, a 29-year-old striker, is listed first for England. He has won the English Premier League Golden Boot 3 times and the World Cup Golden Boot four years ago. He was the equal highest striker in all of Europe's qualifying tournaments with 12, and he's just a few goals away from being England's all-time leading scorer.